Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation
J Soc Work Disabil Rehabil
ISSN (printed): 1536-710X. ISSN (electronic): 1536-7118.
The Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation presents and explores issues related to disabilities and social policy, practice, research, and theory. Reflecting the broad scope of social work in disability practice, this interdisciplinary journal examines vital issues aspects of the field - from innovative practice methods, legal issues, and literature reviews to program descriptions and cutting-edge practice research. Use it to enhance your knowledge and skills and to broaden your professional understanding of the impact of the individual, family, group, community, and social services delivery system on persons with disabilities and on the rehabilitation process. The journal is based on the concept that a disability can be understood through a number of perspectives, including moral, medical, and minority or social models. Each of these models has influenced the education of social work students and the strategies used by professionals working with persons with disabilities. The journal provides new insight and understanding for students, educators, administrators, and professionals providing services to the community. Topics covered in the Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation include national and international issues such as: effective practice strategies; the emerging minority model for understanding disabilities and rehabilitation; the evolving paradigms used by professionals for working with persons with disabilities including the medical model and the independent living movement; social justice as it relates to persons with disabilities; strategies for reframing student and professional understanding of disabilities, impairments, and rehabilitation; policy and practice implications for working with persons with disabilities; defining and understanding the differences between disabilities and impairments; the implications of postmodernism on professional practice with persons with disabilities; developments in state and national policies related to disabilities with particular emphasis on the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990; the impact of the disabilities rights movement on policy and practice developments; education and employment issues for persons with disabilities; culture and disabilities.
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